5: Mean Mad Mailer

In Episode Five, Vidalotry explores the tumultuous friendship of Gore Vidal and author Norman Mailer. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Mailer’s history of violence toward women and how it took Gore, a legendary female journalist, and a late night TV show to finally put him in his place.

SOURCES:
Books:
Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots, Norman Mailer, Esquire, 1977
Palimpsest: A Memoir, Gore Vidal, 1995
Snapshots In History’s Glare, Gore Vidal, 2009
Empire Of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini, 2015

Audio:
The Dick Cavett Show, 1971
Profile of a Writer, 1978

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